Nourishment for the Journey

A Series of Care and Encouragement for Authorized Ministers and Members in Discernment Convened by The South Central Conference with a Generous Grant from United Church Funds In this time of global pandemic, and the national conversations/actions about systemic racism, church leaders are working incredibly hard to help their congregations...

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Courage in the Struggle for Justice and Peace

I first saw John Robert Lewis at my son’s college graduation in May of 2012. He was the recipient of an honorary degree. The other recipients received their academic hoods and warm handshakes and returned to their seats. John Lewis received his hood and then whispered in the ear of...

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Closing Churches

This is a difficult article to write. It is about church closings. It is very personal for me. The first church I served closed twenty years after I had departed. I returned for the worship service marking the ending. My feelings were very different than the remaining parishioners. I was...

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Zoom Conversation – Just Peace Process

Please save Wednesday, July 22 at 3:00 p.m. for a Zoom conversation about the process for becoming a Just Peace Church. We will have two special guests joining us on the call: Rev. Dr. Sheila Harvey Guilliaume is the Chairperson of the Just Peace Steering Committee. In that capacity, Rev....

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What Are You Reading?

I have changed what articles I read from a variety of news sources. I found myself reading too many stories about conflicts related to the wearing of masks. Who was wearing masks? Who was not wearing masks? Who was enforcing the wearing of masks? Who was calling for the prohibition...

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Just Peace

I want to encourage every church in the South Central Conference to become a Just Peace church! With a global health pandemic, and a heightened urgency to work for racial justice, it is a perfect time for each congregation to consider how the Just Peace process can help church members...

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Onward

Submitted By SCC Consulting Conference Minister, Rev. Dr. Campbell Lovett One of the most difficult things about COVID-19 to family life, perhaps also to church life, is that it causes us to treat with suspicion those most near and dear to us. I’m not talking about the family members within...

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Juneteenth Observances

Shared by Rev. Campbell Lovett, SCC CCM Ministries of the United Church of Christ are inviting members and friends of the denomination to take part on Friday, June 19, in virtual commemorations of the official end of slavery in the United States and to use the occasion to join a...

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